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on education where today we heard from both president obama and mitt romney, a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear them both out on one issue in the same day, something they say should be a big national priority. both men crisscrossed new york today, both made news during their travels. romney in what he told us, and his visit with bill clinton and president obama who stepped before the united nations general assembly talked about the recent violence against americans and explained a few things about our country to a global audience while putting some in the audience today on notice. we begin with our chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. president obama and mitt rom jammed as many meetings as they could today in a whirlwind trip to the big apple. while they didn't trade too many barbs, they did draw a contrast on serious issues and even less serious issues. the centerpiece of the president's visit to new york, his speech to the u.n. general assembly, focusing on the unrest in libya and the middle east. at times emotional. >> the
lockout, including one from president obama, who wrote "nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs lockout is settled soon." and sportsbook.com offered to refund bets on that game as a new jersey state senator said he would introduce a bill banning replacement referees if in his state. santa clara university's head of the institute of sports, law, and ethics says there must be more at stake than meets the eye. >> the fact that the league would put up with this kind of damage to its image tells me they're -- assuming rational behavior, there must be something officials are asking for that is unacceptable. >> reporter: there is a salary component. referees would like to make more than the $150,000 a year average. the nfl has offered to up that to $189,000 by 2016. the refs also want to keep the steady retirement cash a pension provides. the league wants them to pay in, as most of us do with a 401(k). and the nfl also wants to add more referees, which referees say will affect their job security and pay. and finally, the nfl wants refs to work full time for the nfl instead of part-time
. >> reporter: tuesday the chief candidates both made whirlwind visits to new york city. president obama aaddressed the u.n. general assembly addressing iran's efforts to build nuclear weapons. >> a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: those strong words didn't satisfy romney. >> we can look at the record the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: and both candidates tried to one up each other in praising bill clinton at the former president's global conference on global giving. romney joked about the clinton bounce in obama's polls after the democratic convention. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i have to do is wait for that bounce to happen in a couple of minutes days. >> your very kind introduction, i have to admit i really did like the speech a few weeks ago a little bit better. >> reporter: a couple of new polls, by the way, out this morning in the
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